Seth Freudberg’s Blogs

Maximizing the Return on Options Credit Spreads

Apr 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Seth Freudberg's Blogs, SMB Options, Trader Development
In this video presentation, Seth Freudberg, SMBU’s Director of Options Training, explains the best way to optimize the returns on credit spreads. Surprisingly, the credit spread which yields the lowest dollar credit  per lot, often presents the trader with the highest return on capital potential. Seth shows you why in this video. Enjoy the video! Seth Freudberg Director, SMB Options Training Program The SMB Options Training Program is an eight-month program designed for novice and intermediate level options traders who are seeking an intensive training process to learn how to trade options spreads for monthly income. Read more [...]


Can Negative P&L be a Good Thing?

Apr 10th, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments, Seth Freudberg's Blogs, SMB Options, Trader Development
In this video presentation, Seth Freudberg, SMBU’s Director of Options Training, explains how negative P&L in an options trade can surprisingly be a good thing. Enjoy the video! Seth Freudberg Director, SMB Options Training Program The SMB Options Training Program is an eight-month program designed for novice and intermediate level options traders who are seeking an intensive training process to learn how to trade options spreads for monthly income. For more information on this program contact Seth Freudberg: sfreudberg@smbcap.com. Risk Disclosure No relevant positions Options Learn options Read more [...]


Enhancing Iron Condor Returns

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments, Seth Freudberg's Blogs, SMB Options, Trader Development
In this video presentation, Seth Freudberg, SMBU’s Director of Options Training, explains his approach to carefully improving the return potential on iron condors. Seth Freudberg Director, SMB Options Training Program The SMB Options Training Program is an eight-month program designed for novice and intermediate level options traders who are seeking an intensive training process to learn how to trade options spreads for monthly income. For more information on this program contact Seth Freudberg: sfreudberg@smbcap.com. Risk Disclosure No relevant positions Options Learn options spread strategies for Read more [...]


The Triple Butterfly Trade

Mar 21st, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments, Options Education, Seth Freudberg's Blogs, SMB Options
In this video presentation, Seth Freudberg, SMBU’s Director of Options Training, explains the Triple Butterfly trade, which provides a good example of how options income trades can be successfully adapted to address strong market movements. Seth Freudberg Director, SMB Options Training Program The SMB Options Training Program is an eight-month program designed for novice and intermediate level options traders who are seeking an intensive training process to learn how to trade options spreads for monthly income. For more information on this program contact Seth Freudberg: sfreudberg@smbcap.com. Risk Disclosure No Read more [...]


The Broken Wing Butterfly Trade

Mar 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Options Education, Seth Freudberg's Blogs, SMB on TV, SMB Video Blogs
In this video presentation, Seth Freudberg, SMBU’s Director of Options Training, explains the weekly broken wing butterfly trade, a powerful market-neutral strategy that is a favorite of options trading professionals. Seth Freudberg Director, SMB Options Training Program The SMB Options Training Program is an eight-month program designed for novice and intermediate level options traders who are seeking an intensive training process to learn how to trade options spreads for monthly income. For more information on this program contact Seth Freudberg: sfreudberg@smbcap.com. Risk Disclosure No relevant positions Options Learn Read more [...]


In Options Trading It’s Never Better to Be Lucky Than to Be Smart

Mar 1st, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments, Options Education, Seth Freudberg's Blogs, SMB Options
“It’s better to be lucky than smart.” I'm not sure how that one got started, but I have to count that as one of the most foolish expressions in the English language. First off, what does it even mean? That if you have no intelligence or experience, that the only thing you have left is “luck” and you had better hope it breaks your way? Doesn’t sound like much of a business plan to me. It sounds more like a recipe for disaster in almost any endeavor in life, and it certainly runs counter to our culture and philosophy at SMB, where we stress preparedness and practice above all. And if it means that sometimes you can Read more [...]


I’m an Options Geek. What Else Can I Say? (Options Trading, a Love Story)

Feb 7th, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments, Options Education, Seth Freudberg's Blogs, SMB Options
We had an ice storm on the East Coast this week that knocked my Internet service off the grid and shut down electricity throughout the area, and so I wandered through the city whose infrastructure had failed me as snow and ice fell around me. From home to office to a soccer-mom-filled Starbucks, I finally made it to my daughter’s apartment building that somehow had all services intact. My wife and daughter (who is a Kindergarten teacher) and I camped out in her apartment building while we weathered the mess outside. My daughter invited some friends over to play board games and hang out, and I ended up striking up a conversation Read more [...]


How to Play Earnings with Options

Jan 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments, Options Education, Seth Freudberg's Blogs
Trading equities around an earnings report can be exciting, to say the least. To be successful you would need to project what the earnings results might be for a company and then you may need to determine how the markets might react to that earnings report. That is one unknown on top of another, and you basically need to be right about both issues to be meaningfully successful. With options, however, you can play a different game. Instead of determining the direction and magnitude of a move, you can make a trade based on how much the stock might move regardless of direction. How can we do this? First, let’s take a look at what Read more [...]